How To Make A Pitch Modulation Riser Effect


How To Make A Pitch Modulation Riser Effect

You just can’t have enough of riser effects in electronic dance music and in this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to program a pitch modulation riser effect with Wasp.

Here’s an example:

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Ok, let’s get on to it!

First, load a Wasp to your FL Studio project and choose Square wave as the shape for Oscillator 1.

Select The Oscillator 1 Shape

Set the ADSR volume envelope like this: Attack all the way to left, leave Decay as is, Sustain all the way to right and leave Release as is.

Tweak The Amp ADSR Settings

Filter settings: tweak the Cutoff, Resonance and Envelope amount -knobs like shown in the pic below and choose ‘LP FAT’ as the filter type:

Filter Settings

LFO 1: make sure the LFO 1 destination is set to Osc 1+2 (default), switch on ‘Sync’ and turn the Amount and Speed knobs like this (also, make sure the LFO shape is set to Sine – should be set by default):

LFO Settings

Now head to the Playlist, add an empty pattern there and open the Piano Roll -view of the Wasp and create 8 bars long note of C4:

C4 Note

Open up the Wasp again and create automation clip for the Cutoff -knob by right clicking on it and choosing ‘Create automation clip’ from the menu.

Create Automation Clip For The Cutoff

Draw a following Cutoff automation envelope:

Wasp Cutoff Envelope

Open the Channel Settings -box of Wasp, set the Pitch Knob Range to 24 semitones and right click on the Channel Pitch -knob and choose ‘Create automation clip’.

Automate Wasp Channel Pitch

Draw a following Wasp Channel Pitch envelope:

Wasp Channel Pitch Envelope

Open up the Wasp again and right click on the LFO 1 Amount -knob and choose ‘Create automation clip’.

Automate LFO Amount

Draw a following Wasp LFO1 Amount envelope:

LFO Amount Envelope

There you have it!

If you want, you can add reverb and/or delay to the effect. Also, try experimenting with different LFO Amount and Speed settings for more fun 🙂

Check the video below:

Download Pitch Modulation Riser Effect FL Studio Project File


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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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4 years 9 months ago

you are the man Petri!! keep them coming! 😀 the best tutorials on the internet for sure

Steve Morency
4 years 9 months ago

Awesomeness!!!!! Petri, i’ve been longing about a tutorial on using the “Filter”. In lots of prog houses they use a filter pass for the rise and bring it back before the drop. Though filter settings are quick easy, i cant seem to get the right pass at the right frequency level. Can you help?

Max Golovanov
4 years 9 months ago

Just passed this amazing tutorial & perfectly merged it with my current project!

THX, man! I’m sure it’s a great TALENT to be able to make complex sounds with simple synths & have a skill to explain ‘how I made it’ after! And you HAVE it!

Keep it up, man!

4 years 9 months ago

Realy great 🙂 — now i know how they do it

thanx allott

4 years 9 months ago

iv seen all ur learning videos – i cant belev those for free 🙂 — thanx aloot man – btw r u gonna make a learning video about (mastering) for trance music ?? u know compressors and limiters and all those tricky stuff ??
that would be realy amaizing

Systematic Mechanic
4 years 8 months ago

Good tutorial here.
Pretty easy to create nice
sound effects using Automation.

4 years 6 months ago

Sounds like Khomha from his track Magnetik 😀 Btw amazing tutorial;)

4 years 6 months ago

Like Mind Gamer* 😛

4 years 3 months ago

thank you, petri
the best tutorial i have seen
i’m just keep hanging on this website, all day
it’s very nice, man

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austinematt on d beat
2 years 8 months ago

petri apart from fl studios do u do tutorial on other beat making softwares?